University of Denver

Volunteer Opportunities

Guatemala: Mobile Dental Clinic in the Mayan Highlands

Student volunteers will have the opportunity to serve as Dental Assistants, instruct kids in best practices for dental hygiene, and/or optimize clinic flow, all while working closely with children in need. Volunteers work in teams of 15-20, including dentists, hygienists and non-medically trained volunteers. In a typical week-long dental clinic, around 600 underprivileged children will receive quality dental care.

Agency: Global Dental Relief | date posted: Oct 15, 2014 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2021 |


India: Mobile Dental Clinic in the Himalayas

Student volunteers will have the opportunity to serve as Dental Assistants, instruct kids in best practices for dental hygiene, and/or optimize clinic flow, all while working closely with children in need. Volunteers work in teams of 15-20, including dentists, hygienists and non-medically trained volunteers. In a typical week-long dental clinic, around 600 underprivileged children will receive quality dental care.

Agency: Global Dental Relief | date posted: Oct 15, 2014 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2021 |


Parenting Time Program

If you enjoy children and would like to be active with a dynamic team of social service providers, this may be the perfect fit for you!

Agency: Family Tree | date posted: Jun 15, 2017 | date to expire: Jun 30, 2019 |


Volunteer at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore!

Join our ReStore staff for a morning or afternoon of helping customers, assisting our drivers as they pick up donations or organizing the ReStore warehouse dock, yard, and floor. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to work hard and be a part of Habitat's mission.

Agency: Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver | date posted: Jan 24, 2018 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2028 |


Extreme Teams, Photography Team

The Photography Team will communicate stories and create memories that happen during Work Days through taking photos of residents and volunteers. These photos will be used for website, print, and video communication, as well as social media. Each group photo is also turned into a personalized thank you postcard for each volunteer and resident, so a process is in place to make this possible.

Agency: Extreme Community Makeover | date posted: Jan 25, 2018 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2018 |


Extreme Teams, Video Team

The Video Team will communicate the stories that happen during Work Days through capturing videos of residents and volunteers working together on projects, as well as shooting direct interviews. These videos will be used for blog posts, social media, and other types of communication.

Agency: Extreme Community Makeover | date posted: Jan 25, 2018 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2018 |


Extreme Teams, Logistics Team

The Logistics Team will assist with allowing Work Days to run more smoothly through using check-in sheets generated from the liability forms once volunteers arrive and project lists for all volunteer groups. Setting-up, selling t-shirts, making sure liability forms are complete at check-in, overseeing lunch preparations, cleaning-up, and helping with any other tasks that arise during Work Days are also part of the responsibilities.

Agency: Extreme Community Makeover | date posted: Jan 25, 2018 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2018 |


Extreme Teams, Project Team

The Projects Team will serve as a resource for the Project Leaders as needed through floating around to all projects during the Work Day to answer questions, trouble-shoot problems, and make sure the projects are completed to the best of our ability. Team members will distribute yard signs at the beginning of the day and collect them at the end of the day to note homes where projects are taking place. The Projects Team manages the dumpster and trash/debris removal, with the ECM truck as a resource. This team will also be available to groups on an as needed basis when they are unable to identify a Project Leader.

Agency: Extreme Community Makeover | date posted: Jan 25, 2018 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2018 |


Extreme Teams, Follow-up Team

The Follow-Up Team will work on developing community relationships with residents ECM has partnered with to hear about their experience with ECM, to connect them with available resources in their community, to invite them to get involved in their neighborhood through subsequent Work Days (or other ways), and to build on the relationships that were started during Work Days.

Agency: Extreme Community Makeover | date posted: Jan 25, 2018 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2018 |


Extreme Teams, Neighborhood Team

The Neighborhood Team will create a strategic approach to community relations as it will consist of community residents in each of the neighborhoods where ECM works. The goal of resident involvement will strengthen the impact ECM has in long-term community building efforts. Each of the neighborhoods will then have their own team that can get the word out about future Work Days in their neighborhood, while building relationships amongst neighbors.

Agency: Extreme Community Makeover | date posted: Jan 25, 2018 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2018 |


Extreme Teams, Neighborhood Team

The Survey Team will include bilingual speakers to help translate during projects with our Spanish speaking neighbors. This team will also initiate relationships with community residents through being part of the Survey Day and being a resource to the groups as they are out knocking on doors to identify projects since team members will be familiar with how to approach these conversations.

Agency: Extreme Community Makeover | date posted: Jan 25, 2018 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2018 |


Extreme Teams, Project Team

The Communications Team will tell stories through talking to residents and volunteers during Work Days in order to learn about their experience with ECM and offer a glimpse into the work being done and relationships being formed. The team member will come up with a blog post after each Work Day, which could be a written article, photo article, video, or combination of all of the above, within 3-5 days after the Work Day is complete.

Agency: Extreme Community Makeover | date posted: Jan 25, 2018 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2018 |


Photography Team

The Photography Team will communicate stories and create memories that happen during Work Days through taking photos of residents and volunteers. These photos will be used for website, print, and video communication, as well as social media. Each group photo is also turned into a personalized thank you postcard for each volunteer and resident, so a process is in place to make this possible.

Agency: Extreme Community Makeover | date posted: Feb 2, 2018 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2018 |


Academic Volunteer

Academic volunteers with support 6th -8th grade students on math and reading skills. Additionally, volunteers will help students on homework or organizational skills. We seek volunteers that believe in the core values of inclusivity and diversity.

Agency: Impact360 | date posted: Feb 16, 2018 | date to expire: Feb 28, 2020 |


Photography Team

The Photography Team will communicate stories and create memories that happen during Work Days through taking photos of residents and volunteers. These photos will be used for website, print, and video communication, as well as social media. Each group photo is also turned into a personalized thank you postcard for each volunteer and resident, so a process is in place to make this possible.

Agency: Extreme Community Makeover | date posted: Feb 16, 2018 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2018 |


Projects Team

The Projects Team will serve as a resource for the Project Leaders as needed through floating around to all projects during the Work Day to answer questions, trouble-shoot problems, and make sure the projects are completed to the best of our ability. Team members will distribute yard signs at the beginning of the day and collect them at the end of the day to note homes where projects are taking place. The Projects Team manages the dumpster and trash/debris removal, with the ECM truck as a resource. This team will also be available to groups on an as needed basis when they are unable to identify a Project Leader.

Agency: Extreme Community Makeover | date posted: Feb 16, 2018 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2018 |


Survey Team

The Survey Team will include bilingual speakers to help translate during projects with our Spanish speaking neighbors. This team will also initiate relationships with community residents through being part of the Survey Day and being a resource to the groups as they are out knocking on doors to identify projects since team members will be familiar with how to approach these conversations.

Agency: Extreme Community Makeover | date posted: Feb 16, 2018 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2018 |


Communications Team

The Communications Team will tell stories through talking to residents and volunteers during Work Days in order to learn about their experience with ECM and offer a glimpse into the work being done and relationships being formed. The team member will come up with a blog post after each Work Day, which could be a written article, photo article, video, or combination of all of the above, within 3-5 days after the Work Day is complete.

Agency: Extreme Community Makeover | date posted: Feb 16, 2018 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2018 |


Fundraising Team

The Fundraising Team will assist with fundraising events. The goal on Work Days will be to a build relationship with the Group Leader by serving as a resource to them throughout the day, while trying to facilitate further fundraising opportunities after the Work Day. Team members will connect with local businesses in the communities where we volunteer, and individual volunteers, in order to identify donors and financial partners for future Work Days.

Agency: Extreme Community Makeover | date posted: Feb 16, 2018 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2018 |


Crisis Counselor

Crisis Counselors answer texts from people in crisis, bringing them from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening, collaborative problem solving, and safety planning.

Agency: Crisis Text Line | date posted: Aug 22, 2018 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2018 |


Leader

Being a part of our weekly KLUB either on Monday nights (High School) or Tuesday nights (Middle School). Leading a small group of same gender and grade kids once a week if so desired as well.

Agency: Denver KLIFE | date posted: Sep 10, 2018 | date to expire: Dec 12, 2018 |


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